Here we go again. As I said in my post concerning Dave Paganelli running for highway superintendent, the $125 thousand dollar salary should be reduced to $70 to $75 thousand per year. Let's then see if these people would run for the office... The salary is the motivating factor. Come on Yorktown Town Board do something about this and lower the salary. View Comment
My apologies Steve... I was not trying to be disrespectful. I am tired of these so called politicians that get elected to a position and then half way through their term they decide to use it as a spring board for something else. Dave is a nice guy. However, he is just like all the other politicians that think they are something more than they actually are. Yes he has run a successful restaurant (and a damn good one at that) but that doesn't mean he should be a candidate for a position he knows very little about. I hate when politicians switch parties so they can run for office. Now if his credentials included an engineering degree, running a construction company, a general contractor, etc., I might support his endeavors. Don't you think that the present salary involved ($125,000) is a motivating factor. It's like having gold fever. Everyone wants to be come a gold miner because they watch "Gold Rush Alaska." Everyone thinks they can do something they are not qualified to do. I wish the town board would esablish job requirements other than "having to live within the boundaries of the Town of Yorktown." The position is an important one. That's why I supported having a DPW and doing away with the elected position of highway superintendent. Perhaps if the present town board got wise and set the highway superintendent's salary at $70-75K, less people would run for that office. They should set requirements that the candidate for the position must have at least some background for the job; engineering, construction, budgeting, management, etc.. I'm afraid that unless they do, we as taxpayers will lose again.
I have goose bumps reading about the charity events hosted at his restuarant. Don't you people realize that nothing is done for FREE. Those charity event are written off as charitable donations for tax purposes. Nothing is for FREE. Greg Bernard, Steve Gardner and Martin McGannon are all more qualified than Paganelli. "Truth" hit it on the head when he/she wrote how Mr. Paganelli jumps from party to party to get an endorsement. Hey, vote for me... I'll do the job for $70 thousand. I won't show up for work and I'll make sure that MY driveway is plowed using town equipment and your tax dollars. I also promise to spend your money on nonsense items and promise not to spend one cent more on things like paving streets, cleaning out culverts or fixing worn out dams. Hell, I don't even have a CDL license but can spell C..D..L.. At least I'm honest! View Comment
Are you kidding me Mr. Paganelli??? "I feel it feeds into my strong suit, which is management and constituent response." Really??? You ran a restaurant. What the hell do you know about machinery, road paving, plowing, dams, culverts, tree clearing, etc? Since you've been on the town board what have you done? Oh that's right, you wanted to get rid of fluoride in our drinking water. I don't like the idea that you think you can announce your candidacy for highway superintendent and fall back into your role as town councilman if that doesn't work out. Do you think you deserve to be paid $125 thousand because you have such a high opinion of yourself? You and others like you are only in it for the money and the health benefits the taxpayers are forced to pay for idiots like you. Go back to your restaurant! View Comment